Soldiers going 'over the top' on 1 July 1916
from the British government's propaganda film
The Battle of the Somme
'Battle of the Somme'
'Battle of the Somme'

THE ATTACK
"At a signal along
the entire 16 mile front. The British troops leaped over the trench parapets and atvanced towards
the German trenches. Under heavy fire from
the enemy."
'Battle of the Somme'

 

'Battle of the Somme'

 

'Battle of the Somme'

 

'Battle of the Somme'
'Battle of the Somme'
'Battle of the Somme'

IWM 191
Battle of the Somme (11 Aug 1916)
Reproduced by courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, London